Download PDF: Curtis, Turning the Wheel Practical Matters is proud to publish Issue 12, Revolutions and Re-Imaginations: New Directions in Religious Practices and Practical Theology. We are grateful to the authors, peer reviewers, and supportive colleagues who helped us bring
Download PDF: Curtis and Zoltan, Practicing Re-Imagination While many of the articles in this issue address new directions in the academic study of religious practices, innovations and transformations of religious practices themselves are happening among practitioners all the time. To
Download PDF: Whitmore, Narrow is the Way Abstract Previous efforts to discern whether Christian scholars have a place in the university have focused on orthodoxy—whether professors can speak and write according to their faith. This article focuses rather on orthopraxy—whether
Download PDF: Theoharis, You Who Have Neglected Abstract Although a plethora of biblical texts preach good news to the poor, other texts are used to justify inequality and to blame the poor, or different religious groups, for the misery and oppression
Download PDF: RV Selak, Invitation to Practical Theology Edited by Claire E. Wolfteich Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2014. 386 pages. $29.95 In Catholic theology, practical theology occupies an ambiguous space. It sometimes stands alone as a discipline, while in other
Download PDF: Stanton, An Economic Community Abstract Economic and community development has always been important to the work of the church. This essay examines two popular frameworks of community development employed by congregations. The first posits a choice between charitable
Download PDF: Cantwell, Religion Is Our Business Abstract Though scholars have long been attentive to the impact capitalism has had upon the development of American religious life, few have considered religion itself as a site of work, labor, or employment.